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House Lawmakers Ask Agencies to Provide More Details on SolarWinds Hack

Cyber Hacks

A group of bipartisan House lawmakers sent letters to heads of federal agencies requesting more information related to the SolarWinds cyberattack. Lawmakers also want to know how agencies evaluate vendors for cybersecurity risks and whether they have a specific plan in place to reduce the risks of future supply chain attacks.

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House Energy & Commerce Committee Present U.S. Tech Leadership Agenda

Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Cathy McMorris Rodger, R-Wash., members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, have unveiled an effort to support the country's performance in the global technology competition. The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, led by Rodgers on the republican side, will pursue an agenda that includes 15 bills dedicated to U.S. global technology leadership, the E&C Committee said Tuesday.

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House Lawmakers Want HHS to Provide Info on National Strategy for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

Three House lawmakers asked Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide information on Trump administration’s comprehensive plan to strengthen the country’s contact tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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House Committee Approves 5G Network Security Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has passed a bill authored by Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., that aims to secure mobile infrastructure, 5G networks and other wireless communications systems within Central Virginia and in the U.S.

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Diane Rinaldo Succeeds David Redl as NTIA Chief

David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information with the Department of Commerce and administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, has stepped down from his role, Broadcasting and Cable reported Thursday. Prior to NTIA, Redl served as a chief counsel at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and held the role of director of regulatory affairs at CTIA.

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Lawmakers Call on FCC to Prioritize Security of Future 5G Network

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission calling for increased focus on security for the 5G network, which the Trump administration wants to introduce nationwide. “As our U.S. network operators, from the largest to the smallest, gear up for significant infrastructure buildout for 5G and other advanced technologies, security should be a critical consideration and associated rules and regulations should be as clear as possible,” reads the letter issued Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

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House Panel Asks DHS, Mitre to Perform Biennial Reviews of Cyber Vulnerability ID Program

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called on the Department of Homeland Security and Mitre to conduct biennial reviews to ensure the stability and effectiveness of a program that aims to facilitate the identification of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and sharing of such data among organizations.

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House Panel Launches Inquiry Into EPA’s Contractor Oversight

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency whether it uses internal controls to oversee its contractor workforce. The committee wrote in a Tuesday letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that reports by the Government Accountability Office and the EPA’s inspector general office cited gaps in …

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